Greek Mathematical Works: From Thales to Euclid v. 1: Selections

Greek Mathematical Works: From Thales to Euclid v. 1: Selections

Hardback Loeb Classical Library

Translated by I. Thomas

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  • Publisher: LOEB
  • Format: Hardback | 521 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 170mm x 27mm | 375g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1980
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass
  • ISBN 10: 0674993691
  • ISBN 13: 9780674993693
  • Sales rank: 387,226

Product description

The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is here illustrated in two volumes of selected mathematical works. Volume I contains: The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic, including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algebraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Eudoxus of Cnidus (pyramid, cone, etc.); Aristotle (the infinite, the lever); Euclid. Volume II ("Loeb Classical Library no. 362") contains: Aristarchus (distances of sun and moon); Archimedes (cylinder, sphere, cubic equations; conoids; spheroids; spiral; expression of large numbers; mechanics; hydrostatics); Eratosthenes (measurement of the earth); Apollonius (conic sections and other works); later development of geometry; trigonometry (including Ptolemy's table of sines); mensuration: Heron of Alexandria; algebra: Diophantus (determinate and indeterminate equations); the revival of geometry: Pappus.

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